Many different factors affect the appearance of your teeth and influence the way you feel about your smile. Yellow or discoloured teeth, crooked teeth, misaligned teeth, pointy and uneven teeth, gaps in your teeth and cracked and broken teeth can all affect the appearance of your smile. These issues may have occurred due to several different reasons including lifestyle choices such as smoking and consuming sugary foods, coffee, red wines and cola. An important factor that can affect the appearance of your teeth is poor oral hygiene or avoiding the dentist over a long time. The appearance of your teeth can alter with age, as a result of certain illnesses and medication or by trauma to your mouth.
Over the last few decades, it has become more accessible and convenient to address such issues at the dentist Dublin thanks to significant advances in dental technology amongst all fields of dentistry.
Whether you require restorative treatment or cosmetic dentistry to address the issues affecting the aesthetics of your smile, by speaking to your dentist and booking an examination and consultation, the dentist will be able to find out whether you have any underlying dental conditions that may need to be treated. Or, if your teeth are clean and healthy, then your dentist could recommend which forms of cosmetic treatment may be suitable to help you improve the aesthetics of your teeth.
Teeth whitening is a highly popular form of cosmetic dentistry which is commonly carried out either in the dental practice itself or in the comfort of your own home, depending on the treatment type that you are looking for and the extent of treatment that you require.
Teeth whitening kits which are made up of a combination of hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide can be prescribed by your dentist. They are usually in the form of a gel that works as a bleaching agent and is worn in your mouth using whitening trays. This has to be worn for a certain amount of time during the day and also overnight whilst you sleep. In this way, you can gradually improve the colour of your teeth until you have reached the shade you are looking for or the saturation point of whitening your teeth. If you have a special occasion coming up and need your teeth whitened quicker, then you could consider teeth whitening at your dental practice which involves a higher concentration of hydrogen peroxide and is carried out carefully by your dentist providing instant results.
If the appearance of your teeth cannot be improved by teeth whitening procedures alone, there are many other options that you may like to consider including veneers which are a popular form of transforming the smile. Veneers are porcelain shells that cover the entire surface of your teeth and help address all types of imperfections which may be affecting the way you feel about your teeth. Find out more about the different types of cosmetic dentistry that can help improve the aesthetics of your teeth so that you can smile happily and confidently again very soon.